Well, it would appear waterfowl are on the move.
Looking at last night’s radar we can see low level migration but with 20+ dBZ patches coming from the Counties of Benton/Polk/Marion and Multnomah/Clark (WA). Which are home to Finley/Basket Slough/Ankeney (FBA) NWR, and Sauvie Island WMA/Ridgefield NWR. Note how the birds that take off from FBA split. Some head to the coast and some head up the valley. Curious. There is also a slug of migrants heading up the western slopes of the Cascades. Again, curious.
It’s a very interesting radar image today, but exactly what is going on is all speculation. Tomorrow we’ll take a look at Paul’s national radar composite.
In the Region: Rufus Humming Birds are now being reported and a Loggerhead Shrike was reported on the east side of the Cascades.
South: Swainson’s Hawks have made it to the Central Valley and a Bullock’s Oriole has also been reported there.